Two exhibitions dedicated to the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan will be held in Paris

In November of this year, two exhibitions dedicated to Uzbekistan will open in Paris: “Treasures of the oases of Uzbekistan. At the crossroads of caravan routes”, which will be held at the Louvre from November 24, 2022 to March 6, 2023, and “The road to Samarkand, the colors and splendor of Uzbekistan”, which will be held at the Arab World Institute from November 22, 2022 to June 4, 2023.

“Two exhibitions will be held in Paris almost simultaneously and will provide a multifaceted view of the culture and art of Uzbekistan and will demonstrate the unique heritage of our country in the global cultural context, which is one of the main tasks for us,” said Saida Mirziyoyeva, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Foundation.

The Institute of the Arab World will present an exhibition dedicated to Uzbek textiles and national costumes: embroideries, textiles, woodcarving and silverware, and more. The exhibition at the Louvre will feature masterpieces from the collections of museums in Uzbekistan from the pre-Islamic period to the Timurid era.

In addition, the exhibition will feature 12 miniatures telling about the history of the era of the Bukhara Emirate. For the first time, viewers will be shown a copy of Marco Polo's 14th-century book, which includes stories about Marco Polo's travels in Asia, made by him at the end of the 13th century. This exhibit will be provided by the French National Library.

The exhibition will also include works from the Savitsky Museum and avant-garde paintings by Orientalist artists.